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        Le Livre De Mormon Recit Ecrit de La Main de Mormon sur des Plaques Prises des Plaques de Nephi

      John Taylor, Rue de Paradis-Poissonniere. Collectible - Good. 16mo. Library Binding Hardcover, 1852. First French Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. pp. (i-vii), viii-xv, (xvi), (1), 2-519. Text is in French. Rebound in red-patterned buckram with white lettering and a neat layer of shellack on the spine. Edges lightly worn. Grey endpapers. The joints and hinges are strong, and the textblock is tight and sturdy. Top edge dust-stained. Pages are clean and intact; a great many are still unopened. Title page and p.43 are library stamped and perforated. First appearance of Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon in the French language, this was translated and published by John Taylor, who eventually succeeded Brigham Young as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. [Flake 714] [Sabin 83122] Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Conté.

      Paris, Imprimé par Thunot et Cie 1852 - pet. in-12, 135 pp., demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, filets dorés, premier plat de couv. cons. (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Seconde édition, rare. Biographie du chimiste et physicien français Nicolas-Jacques Conté (1755-1805), à qui l'on doit l'invention de plusieurs machines et instruments, dont un baromètre présenté le 11 germinal An VI à l'Institut. Conté fut à l'origine de la création du "Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers" et de l'utilisation des globes Aérostatiques dans les opérations militaires. C'est à cette fin qu'il créa et dirigea la première "Compagnie d'Aérostiers" établie à Meudon. Il fit partie de l'expédition d'Egypte, où il joua un rôle très important en établissant un atelier de mécanique où furent fabriqués de nombreux appareils et instruments scientifiques. L'auteur de cette biographie, Edmé-François Jomard (1777-1862), ingénieur et membre de l'Institut, participa également à l'expédition d'Egypte. De Meulenaere, 116.

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        Norsk-lappisk ordbog.

      Christiania, J. W. Cappelens Forlag, 1852. IV + 892 s. Senare halvklotband

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        Journal of a military reconnaissance from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the Navajo country : made with the troops under command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John M. Washington, chief of Ninth Military Department, and governor of New Mexico, in 1849

      Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1852-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 140 p., 75 lithographic plates. Folded map in front. Color plates. 23 cm. Hardcover. Publisher's cloth. Good binding and cover. Marginal damp stain to top corner. Scattered foxing throughout. Howes S498. Wagner-Camp 218. Graff 3789. Field 1413.

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        Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern Discoveries Respecting Them; and A Table Of All The Calculated Comets, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time [FIRST EDITION DATED 1852]

      John W Parker And Son, London 1852 - CONTENTS: CHAPTER I. Of Comets in general— Their number—Duration of visibility—Length of their apparent tracks in the heavens—Their nuclei and tails—Apparent dimensions. CHAPTER II. Of the real dimensions of comets—Phases observed in some of them—Their physical constitution— Chances of collision with the earth. CHAPTER III. Of the paths of comets in space—Elements of their orbits—Uses of a table of elements—Effects of planetary attraction upon their movements. CHAPTER IV. The comet of Halley. CHAPTER V. Comets of short period—The comet of Encke. CHAPTER VI. Comets of short period (continued)—The comet of Biela CHAPTER VII.Other comets of short period—Faye's, De Vico's, Brorsen's, D'Arrest's. CHAPTER VIII. Periodical comets (continued)—Of six comets, probably with short periods—Lexell's comet in 1770—Comets which appear to revolve round the sun in about seventy-five years—Others to which longer periods have been assigned. CHAPTER IX. A brief notice of some of the most remarkable comets that have been observed from the earliest times to the present day. CHAPTER X. On the expected Great Comet. A Catalogue of the Orbits of all the Comets hitherto computed, B.C. 370 to A.D. 1852. Notes to the Catalogue of Cometary Orbits. Book - in Good half leather and marble paper covered boards - light rubbing / marking to the marbled paper covered boards with some loss of paper to edges as you might expect, some bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning/grubbiness to the front and rear free end paper, some light marking/slight grubbiness to the occasional page, previous owner's inscription dated 'June 8th 1881' otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive First Edition copy of this scare and desirable work on what the Greeks knew as hairy stars! Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. viii, 184 pages which includes an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Inventory No: 7403. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Mexico andCalifornia: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, throughCentral Mexico, by way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the country of theApaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California

      Boston. Wright & Hasty's Steam Press. 1852.. 12mo, 18cm, 138p., originalprinted wraps, two internal library perforation stamps & 1 ink stampnumber on the foot of the dedicate page, trimmed, removed from a boundvolume the upper wrap is fine, scarce. (cgc) Sabin 13393. Howes C451.Wagner-Camp 210. A scarce early journal of travels through the AmericanSouth West. Asa Bement Clarke (1817- 1882), of the Hampden MiningCompany, left New York on January 29, 1849 and traveled by way of Mexicoto California, arriving in Los Angeles on July 9, 1849. A well-writtenaccount detailing "a portion of the country but little known toAmericans", vivid descriptions of the Apaches, and descriptions ofCalifornia at the time of the gold rush. Clarke returned to the East in1851.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Works of the British Poets Selected and Chronologically Arranged ....with Biographical and Critical Notes

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1852. A new and revised edition illustrated with fine steel engravings, in three volumes specially bound in full red morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, with gift inscription.... given as a gift to Emma Duprey on her 25th birthday dated 1850...some foxing to plates otherwise a beautiful and fine set.. Large Octavo.

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland *4 Volumes in 2*

      1852. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=8.5"x11. 240 Steel Engravings. (full book description) 1852. VG, Hard Covers, No Dust Jacket. Size=8.5"x11", UNP(about 600). 240 Steel Engravings. The original of volumes have been rebound in with contemporary red leather spine (with gold stamp letters & Title) & fore-edge corners & red marbled boards & endpapers. Volume 1 Title Page missing, other 3 are there. Ink owner name on blank page after front endpaper in 1 st Volume, small owner name embossment on same page, small ink date stamp, number, word inside rear endpaper of both volumes, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Texts & covers are in Fine condition, extremely bright. A Beautiful Set!!! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Antique Lithograph Print of The Rutland Statue, Market Place, Leicester, Leicestershire

      Crane, Leicester 1852 - This is a very scarce two tone lithograph print of The Rutland Statue, sculpted by Edward Davis in the Market Place, Leicester. The print is sized 365 x 500 mm. under mount sized 520 x 655 mm. Sadly there is a tear 60mm into the top right hand side of the image which has been repaired but clearly still visible. But it is the only example of this view that I have seen in 40 years so it is scarce! Otherwise it is in wonderful condition. Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA(now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED

      1852. [32ND U.S. CONGRESS] OFFICERS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD, CONVENED UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITION OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851. 32nd CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, EXECUTIVE DOCUMENT NO. 28. Washington: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. 42 pp. Index to all 32nd Congressional documents + 760 pp. + 42 b/w plates, most folding, some large. 8vo., calf stamped in blind at edges of boards, one red (partially detached) and one black gilt morocco spine labels, the title reading "Senate Documents 1st S. 32d. Cong," with the numeral 6 stamped in black between the labels. Top of spine and center of spine scraped, small chip to crown. Small repair to rear board at top edge. Leather worn but supple. This single Senate document exhaustively covers the state of American lighthouses prior to the Civil War. The plates are for the most part in excellent condition, architectural drawings and engineering diagrams, with only one exhibiting a closed tear along the fold, and with only moderate to light occasional foxing. One small plate is detached, laid in. The endpapers show moderate to light foxing. Please inquire for more images.

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        A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

      1852. With Illustrative Engravings. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Original red blind-stamped cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First English Edition of this collection of six tales for children, adapted from Greek myths. The tales are "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The Three Golden Apples," "The Miraculous Pitcher" and "The Chimaera."~A WONDER-BOOK's American edition came out on 8 November 1851 (though dated 1852). This English edition was published later that December, though it too is dated 1852; there would not be another English printing (by Routledge but from these Bohn plates) until late 1867.~This copy is in the special "gift binding" of coarsely-pebbled red cloth with an elaborate gilt design on the front cover (and with all page edges gilt). Condition is very good-plus (spine slightly darkened, a few faint cover marks); the original endpapers are still in good shape, and there is no foxing within. This English edition is much scarcer than the American. Clark A18.2.a; Blanck 7606; Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6.

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        Gützlaff?s Geschiedenis van het Chinesche Rijk, van de oudste tijden tot op den Vrede van Nanking, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      ?s-Gravenhage, K. Fuhri, 1852.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xxii, 435; 392, (2), (2) errata. Plus lithograph frontispiece portrait of Gützlaff, with facsimile signature in Chinese, to vol. I, and folding engraved hand-coloured map of China at end of vol. II. Uniformly bound in the original publisher?s printed boards, bit soiled, worn. Uncut copy, unsophisticated copy, preserved entirely in the original state in overall good condition, with fine, crisp map. - - First and only Dutch edition. Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff, anglicized as Charles Gutzlaff (1803-1851). Translated by K. N. Meppen, edited by Karl Friedrich Neumann. Gützlaff himself supplied the foreword for this edition. Includes an essay by Prof. H. C. Millies. Lust 400 (German edition, 1847) Lust 401 (English edition, 1834). Cf. Cordier 589.

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        Basil

      London, Richard Bentley. 1852, 1852. First edition. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary calf boards, later respines to style. A clean and attractive set, black and red title labels. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bound with half titles, internally clean and bright. Marbled endpapers. A splendid copy of Collins'second novel and his first depicted in a contemporary setting. Often credited with being the beginning of the 'Sensational' novel Basil is a barrage of jealousy, regret, death, vengeance and violence; a formula which proved to be something of a winner. Now chiefly remebered for The Moonstone and Woman in White, Collins was a hugely successful novelist in the Victorian period and as much of a household name as Dickens. Plagued by rheumatic pain for most of his life and heavily dependant upon laudanum he is one of the few people to have been frequently accompanied by a (rather judgemental) hallucination of himself.

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        Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. London

      London : Richard Bentley, 1852. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 2 volumes, Vol. 1; [i]-xx,[1]-293,(3). Vol. 2; [4], [1]-294., [1 blank]. 8vo, older rebound in full brown calf, new endpapers, marbled paper edges. Light wear to corners, else vg-fine in modern calf. A handsome edition in near fine condition of the first edition of this pioneer classic by Susanna Moodie., Susanna Moodie wrote these series of twenty-eight sketches, based on her difficult experiences and what to share these, thus she was "prompted by the hope of deterring well-educated people, about to settle in this colony, from entering upon a life for which they were totally unfitted by their previous pursuits and habits." Nevertheless, as reviewed in The Colonial Magazine, it is "written in a lively, amusing and most interesting style, full of incident and adventure." & TPL 3290. Lande 2005.& "Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article

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        Roughing it in the Bush; or Life in Canada

      London: Richard Bentley, 1852. Two volumes in red leather faded to brown on spine. Title labels in gilt lettered olive and maroon. Cloth panels in pebbled red leather. Marbled endpapers and edges. Vol 1 293 pp Vol 2 294 pp. Moodie's famous memoirs of the early settlement of Upper Canada. One split and wear to edges. Nice copy with clean interiors.. 1st. Leather. VG+. Small 8 Vo.

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        Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. Second London Edition, With Additions

      London: Richard Bentley,  8 New Burlington Street Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1852. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good. 2 volumes, 12mo. 13.5cm x 20.5cm (5 1/4" x 8"). Original dark green cloth professionally re-backed with original spine some time ago. Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes are slightly cocked with the type on spine quite readable. & Very good condition overall. & Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages (pp. [295]-336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II.& Probable previous owner: Henry W. Andrews - Andrews was born in New York State in 1829. By 1867-68, the Cayuga, New York directory lists Andrews associated with the firm Andrews and Ball. Sometime between 1870 and 1880, Andrews moved to Washington D. C. and began work for the Interior Department in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a clerk. Rising through the ranks, he ultimately became a Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Northwest Indian Commission., VOLUME 1; pp. xx, 293, [1], [2]ads; & Pages have a very light tan at edges, pages are in good condition with some wear at edges. There is a single wormhole at page edges which permeates only about 1/16"  to 1/8" into the book. There are no tears or writing in the volume except for the last page (293) which has a piece missing at the top binding edge, approx. 1 1/4" long and 1/4" deep not effecting any text.& The spine has lightened in colour and the gilt type at the bottom of spine is missing LON(in LONDON) and the word BENTLY underneath this when rebacked. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on inside front cover.& VOLUME 2 ÐThis volume has 336 pages.  This volume is also the same dark green olive cloth-bound hardcover as Volume 1. With gilt engraved illustration on front cover, and Title etc in gilt on spine. Also there is embossing and design on front and back covers and spine. Front cover has a couple of wear spots Ð Foxing on some pages throughout book. The cover has bumping and wear at spine ends and corners. This volume also has previous owner's armorial bookplate.& TPL 3291& "Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article

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        G. Osbaldeston Esqr. extraordinary match of 200 miles against time

      London: B. Moss, 31 December 1852. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by James Pollard. 12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. 17 3/8 x 21 1/4 inches. A fine quality image, engraved by James Pollard from his own drawing. Re-issue of a plate first published by T. Helme in 1831 and depicting the famous sportsman George Osbaldeston (1787-1866), "at the Newmarket Houghton meeting [of 1831, where] he performed an extraordinary feat. He undertook to ride two hundred miles in ten consecutive hours for a bet of a thousand guineas, the number and choice of horses being unlimited. He divided the distance to be covered into heats of four miles each, changing his horse at the conclusion of each heat, and he accomplished his task one hour and eighteen minutes within the time specified, having ridden, allowing for stoppages, at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour." (DNB). James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day... [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.149; cf. Selway James Pollard 1792-1867 p.45 (1831 issue); Siltzer p.220.

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        Tales and Fairy Stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Translated by Madame de Chatelain. Illustrated by Henry Warren.

      G. Routledge & Co., London 1852. 8vo. VI+401 pages. Orig. red decorated cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front and spine. Professionally rebacked with the orig. cloth mounted. Endpaper renewed and with a name. Still a very nice copy in protective mylar.. First printing of an early fairy tale collection with 45 stories

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        HMS "Rattlesnake" Commanded by Captain Owen Stanley R.N

      London,: Day and Son, 1852.. Coloured lithograph measuring 250 x 350 mm., fine in mount. Dramatic and finely executed coloured lithograph of the survey vessel HMS Rattlesnake by eminent marine artist Sir Oswald Brierly (1817 - 1894). Under the command of Captain Stanley Owen the Rattlesnake undertook an extensive marine survey of the Great Barrier Reef and seas off New Guinea. Brierly joined the vessel in 1848 and painted skilful and beautiful marine studies throughout the voyage.Significantly, the expedition was also concerned with investigating the diverse natural history of the tropical coast of northern Australia and the archipelagos to the east of New Guinea. The chief naturalist, John MacGillivray, was assisted by the youthful surgeon Thomas H. Huxley who was later renowned as a leading biologist of the era.This lithograph depicts the Rattlesnake entering the Louisiade Archipelago located 200 kilometres to the southeast of New Guinea. This hydrography of this region was virtually unknown by the mid nineteenth-century, largely due to the previous control of the region by the Dutch who discouraged British naval activity in the area. Surveying such waters was skilful and dangerous work, justly celebrated in commemorative prints such as this one.

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        MR. WRAY'S CASH-BOX;

      1852. London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 4 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue-violet cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover. First Edition of Wilkie Collins's fourth book (and his first non-historical fiction) -- following MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COLLINS (1848), ANTONINA or THE FALL OF ROME (1850), and RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS (1851); it is so early in Collins's career that he was still using his "W." first initial. According to Wolff, this first edition (actually published in late 1851) consisted of only 2000 copies; it was Collins's effort to capitalize on the success that Dickens had enjoyed with "Christmas books" during the prior decade.~This book is noteworthy in that the frontispiece plate of a young woman tying an elder man's cravat is believed to be the very first published illustration by J. E. Millais, who would go on to be a central figure of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. In his Introduction, Collins explains that this "sketch" (about a man making a plaster cast of a bust of Shakespeare with the intention of producing copies, and the cast's subsequent theft) is based upon fact -- and proceeds to divulge much of the plot; it is interesting to note that "the second edition eliminates most of the introduction and provides a good example of the young novelist learning the craft of suspense" [Gasson].~The cloth of this copy is blue-violet, with a wavy-line grain that provides the effect of vertical lines (other grains of cloth were used, without priority). This is a very good-plus copy (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper cracked). Bookplates of Pickford Waller (1849-1930, English designer and supporter/collector of J. MacNeill Whistler), and of William Hartmann Woodin (1868-1934, American industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury under FDR). Sadleir (Excursions) p. 137; Wolff 1367; Parrish & Miller p. 18; Gasson pp 108-109.

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        L'imagier de Harlem ou la découverte de l'imprimerie.

      Lib. théâtrale 1852 - - Lib. théâtrale, Paris _1852, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Une petite tache sur le premier plat, petites déchirures marginales recollées et légers manques angulaires comblés sur les plats, agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Four Autograph Manuscript Sermons 1852-1872

      [England], [1852-1872]. Very Good. Four lengthy sermons in Kingsley's own hand, with notes on the times and places of their delivery. All of the sermons were given at Eversley Church between 1852-1872, with one also given in other churches at later dates. Kingsley became the rector of St. Mary's church in Eversley in 1844 and was buried there in 1875. The sermons provide a fascinating look into Kingsley's writing and thought processes. There are many cross-outs, changes, and additions as he composes them. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was a major figure of the Victorian Age. He was a minister, professor, historian, poet, and novelist. He was prominent in the Christian Socialist movement, and was an early supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution. He is remembered today as the author of The Water Babies and Westward Ho! but in his day he was as well known as a social reformer and religious leader. Written on lightly lined sheets of 6.5 x 8 inch paper. Each sermon has been tied or stitched together. Some soiling and small tears to the outer pages but in very good condition. With the notes on date and place of delivery, there are sixty-nine pages or text. Housed in custom red clamshell box with leather spine label. AUTO/061213.

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        The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel In The Service Of Her Majesty. Written By Himself

      London: Smilh, Elder, 1852. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter tan morocco, marbled boards with matching endpapers. Teg. Very good. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 344, 319, 324 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. With half titles, Leigh Hunt advert Vol.I, and 16 pages of publisher adverts Vol.III. Louis Auchnicloss' copy with his leather bookplate. Bound by Alfred Smith, Philadelphia. SADLEIR 3187. VAN DUZER 85. Abrasion front cover Vol. III, chip free endpaper Vol. I, raised bands, double spine labels, gilt floral spine panels, modest surface rubbing.

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        View of the harbour, St George's, Grenada,W.I. taken from Fort George.

      Ackermann, London, 1852. Large coloured lithograph with repaired marginal tears, re backed on to card. 17 x 14"

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        The American Print Works vs Cornelius W. Lawrence

      1852. [Trial]. Lawrence, Cornelius W., Defendant. The American Print Works vs. Cornelius W. Lawrence. Proceedings at the Trial of Above Entitled Cause, At Essex Circuit, October, 1852. Compiled from Notes of Reporter at the Trial, And Revised by the Counsel for the Defendant. New York: Collins, Bowne & Co. Printers, 1852. 332 pp. Fold-out color plate map. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4") Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind tooling to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, light browning in places, faint dampspotting to a few leaves, a few minor tears to map, one larger tear carefully mended. Early owner stamps (of Theodore Thieler) to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With Appendix. At head of title: Supreme Court of New Jersey-Essex Circuit. "This was an action brought (...) to recover damages for the destruction of goods contained in two stores (...) in the city of New York. These buildings were destroyed on the morning of December 17, 1835, by gunpowder exploded therein by order of Cornelius W. Lawrence, then mayor of the city of New York, for the purpose of stopping the great conflagration then raging in that city" (Preface). OCLC locates 14 copies, 5 in North American law libraries (Columbia, LA County, Rutgers, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1001.

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        Año Cristiano ó Ejercicios devotos para todos los días del año. Traducido al castellano por el Padre José Francisco de Isla y por el Doctor Don Joaquín Castellot. Arreglado por Don Justo Petano y Mazariegos

      Madrid, Imprenta de Gaspar y Roig, Editores, 1852-1854. Cinco volúmenes en folio; 540 pp., 4 hs. + 612 pp., 4 hs. + 597 pp., 4 hs. + 604 pp., 4 hs.+ 615 pp., 4 hs. Con un total de 438 láminas fuera de texto, enmarcadas en orla azul, litografíadas por Cibera. Encuadernación de época en piel.

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        Kitab Manaqib Al Murtazavi Al Alavi (The Book of the Virtues of Imam Ali).

      Bombay, 1269 AH (1852 AD). - Large 8vo. (2), 358, (4), 359-504 pp., 2 final blanks. With double-page 'unwan. Lithographed throughout. Contemp. marbled calf, spine and covers gilt. A portrayal of the virtues of the fourth caliph and first Imam, Ali ibn `Abi Talib (602-661), in twelve chapters. Lithographic reproduction of manuscripts was common in Muslim countries, which were traditionally skeptical towards printing Arabic with movable types. The process had been introduced to India in 1824. - Slight browning and foxing; binding loosened. Occasional old marginalia. Attractive binding rubbed and bumped, with slight worming to one corner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ tirée des quatre Évangélistes par de Ligny

      Limoges & Paris: Librairie des Bons Livres, 1852. Folio (38.5 cm). ix, [1], 152, 22, [2] pp.; 16 plts. Colorful, oversized deluxe edition: The life of Jesus, adapted from Father de Ligny's Histoire de la vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ. The text is printed inside decorative borders and illustrated with => 16 neoclassical stipple-engraved plates done by Bouchard, Henri, Tassaer, Mademoiselle Louvier, Forget, Choubard, and unattributed hands after designs by Duvivier and others. This is the third printing thus, following the first of 1841. Provenance: Inked inscription reading "Souvenir de Madame de Lagarde à Madame Dellac [/] Priez pour elle," dated 1855. Binding: Percaline mosaïquée binding of publisher's violet cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover with gilt-stamped Last Supper vignette surrounded by smaller vignettes and decorations stamped in gilt, white, green, red, and pink; back cover with elaborate IHS display stamped in gilt, green, blue, red, and white; spine gilt extra and stamped in red and green. All edges gilt. Binding as above, spine and edges of front cover somewhat sunned, front cover with a few small spots of discoloration, extremities rubbed, "presence" very nice. Hinges (inside) tender, requiring some caution (not unexpected in a volume of this size).; one plate separated, one starting to separate. Intermittent faint foxing only; in fact, a sumptuous and pleasing presentation, with an intriguing inscription, in a copy that can be called not only "clean" but "bright.

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        Journal of a Military Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1852. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 140, [28] pp. Large folding map and seventy-five plates lithographed by Duval after R. H. Kern (including many printed in colour and hand-finished) [numbered 1-75, without plates numbered 2, 21 or 39 and with plates 66*, and 67* and 67**, complete thus, as issued]. Publisher's ads in the rear and mounted to the pastedowns, as issued. (Small clipped portion at head of title neatly restored, ink marks on title). Original blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, flat spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers (minor fading to spine). A cornerstone on the exploration of the southwest, with important color plates of Indians from the region. "One of the most accurate and complete of all narratives of exploration of the country of the Zuni and Pueblo Indians" (Field). Wheat praises the map as "An arresting production bringing out many new details of the region directly west of New Mexico." Simpson was the first explorer to visit and describe Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pueblo Bonita, Inscription Rock, and other sites in northern Arizona. As William Goetzmann notes, the work is "a major Southwestern archaeological endeavor" and "no serious student can afford to neglect Simpson's report even in the present day." The plates, handsomely illustrating Navajo costumes, artifacts and sites, make this an important American color plate book. Deak cites the well known view of Santa Fe by Richard Kern. Also included is a comparative vocabulary of the Pueblo language of the "wild tribes" of the borders of New Mexico. Bennett, p.98; Deak, Picturing America 590; Field 1413; Graff 3789; Howes S498, "aa."; Wagner-Camp 218; Palau 31488; Pilling, Proof-sheets 3608; Wheat Transmississippi 641; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 29

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        The Hunter-Naturalist. Romance of Sporting; or, Wild Scenes and Wild Hunters

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. Second Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Large octavo. [3]-8, 17-610 pp. with ten chromolithograph plates (five by the western artist, Alfred Jacob Miller), 1 steel-engraved plate, plus numerous wood engraved illustrations. Original brown cloth with gilt-titled spine and embossed covers. Spine faded, rubbing on covers, foxing throughout, small tear on fore edge of 14 pp, else Very Good. This copy with an interesting bookseller's label of 'Loewy Brothers, San Jose, Cal.' in green paper on front pastedown. This is the first book printed in America with color lithographs. This copy is the highly desireable second printing with credit given to Miller ("Miller pinx't under each picture) and the black line border around the text of each page. HOWES W196 Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Nestorians and Their Rituals (First Edition, two volumes)

      London: Joseph Masters, 1852. First Edition. First Edition. Two volumes. Rebound for library use in maroon buckram with titles and Dewey Decimal notation in gilt on the spine of each volume. Maps printed on fabric completely intact and bound at the rear as issued. Near Fine, with cloth lightly rubbed at the corners, partially removed bookplate on the front pastedown of the second volume. An attractive set.

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        The Laws of Life, with Special Reference to the Physical Education of Girls

      New York: George P Putnam. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, marked and faded. Spine darkened. Scattered spotting. Ex-Royal College of Surgeons Library. 1852. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 180pp. .

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        LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS POR SI MISMOS. COLECCION DE TIPOS CUBANOS. EDICION DE LUJO ILLUSTRADA POR LANDALUZE CON GRABADOS DE D. JOSE ROBLES. TOMO I

      Havana: Imprenta y papelería de Barcina, 1852.. 332,[2]pp. plus lithographic frontispiece, twenty engraved plates, and numerous in-text woodcuts. In Spanish. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Scattered foxing; occasional contemporary ink and pencil graffiti and notes on plates and text leaves. Overall very good. One of the most important works of costumbrismo in Latin America, and the first collection of its kind in Cuba, with contributions from several notable Cuban writers, and illustrated by Victor Patricio de Landaluze. In the early 1800s a large number of authors and artists in Spain participated in the costumbrismo movement, an important precursor to later 19th-century realism that generally involved written or pictorial sketches of a particular country's or region's social "types," customs, and manners. By 1830 the movement had spread to Cuba, among both native authors and Spanish artists traveling abroad. In the latter category was Victor Patricio de Landaluze (1828-89), the illustrator of the present volume, who eventually settled in Cuba and founded the satirical newspaper, DON JUNÍPERO. LOS CUBANOS PINTADOS... features twenty of Landaluze's illustrations of Cuban types ("La coqueta," "El tabaquero," "El litigante," etc.), engraved on plates by Jose Robles, and includes numerous in-text woodcut illustrations by Robles. The chalk-style lithographic frontispiece view, presumably by Landaluze, depicts a crowd viewing "TIPOS CUBANOS" in a peepshow box at an outdoor gathering. A total of thirty-eight types are described in the volume, often in a combination of prose, dialogue, and verse, by a variety of Cuban costumbre writers, most notably José Victoriano Betancourt, Manuel Costales, Manuel Zequeira, and José María de Cárdenas y Rodriguez. In her "Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo," Roberta Day Corbitt discusses Cárdenas at length, noting the "humorous irony of Cervantes" in his costumbre satire. Corbitt also cites Cuban biographer Francisco Calcagno, who states that between Cárdenas and writer Anselmo Suárez, "the two have made the most complete and finished picture of the physical and moral condition of a country which was ever traced by the pen of any writer" (Corbitt, p.43). A significant and surprisingly rare volume, with no copies listed on OCLC. Dawn Ades, ART IN LATIN AMERICA: THE MODERN ERA 1820-1980 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989), pp.85, 348. Roberta Day Corbitt, "A Survey of Cuban Costumbrismo" in HISPANIA, Vol. 33, No. 1 (February 1950), pp.41-45.

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        Notes by an Oxford Chiel,

      - PROBABLY AN EARLY PROOF COPY: comprising 6 pamphlets bound in one volume, each separately paginated with its own title-leaf, all bound together in contemporary raised grain dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt on spine 'Notes by an Oxford Chiel.' Ownership signature of "W[illiam] Warner, Ch[rist] Ch[urch]. 1852) of St John's College, Oxford. All six items printed by James Parker and Co., Oxford. Two are first editions; two have traces of the original wrappers along inside edge of half titles and ALL SIX HAVE HALF TITLES. COMPRISING: ITEM ONE: 'The Dynamics of a Parti-cle. First printed in 1865. (half title, 24pp, 1874) ITEM TWO: 'The New Method of Evaluation as applied to [pi]. First Printed in 1865. (half title, 16 pp, 1874) ITEM THREE: 'Facts, Figures, and Fancies, relating to The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council, The Offer of the Clarendon Trustees, and The Proposal to convert the Parks into Cricket-Grounds. First printed in 1866-1868.' (half title, 29pp, 1874) ITEM FOUR: 'The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford. A Monograph by D. C. L., FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (WMGC #88[1]).' (half title, 23 pp, 1872) ITEM FIVE: 'The Vision of the Three T's. A Threnody by the Author of "The New Belfry." Second Edition.' (half title, 37 pp, 1873) ITEM SIX: 'The Blank Cheque, A Fable. By the Author of "The New Belfry" and "The Vision of the Three T's." ' FIRST EDITION, (half title, 15 pp, 1874) * THE ORIGINAL OWNER: William Warner (1851-?) matriculated at Balliol in 1870; exhibitioner 1869-74, BA 1874, senior student of Christ Church 1874, lecturer 1875, tutor 1873-87. A letter to him from Carroll survives (see Cohen, p.727 &c). WMGC notes the existence of a "unique Notes owned by Mr Parrish which contains the first five pieces was probably an early proof copy, made and bound up before the sixth piece had been admitted and before any general title and list of Contents had been set up; also the title page of The New Belfry bore the date 1872 [as does the present copy], not 1873." (op cit, p.79). * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *

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        Vandringar genom verlden och naturen.

      - En familjebok för alla samhällsklasser, utgifven af Gustaf Thomée. Stockholm: Philipp J. Meyer / P. A. Huldberg, 1852-1862. 4:o. Text i två spalter. Komplett svit. 6 vol. i samtida halvskinnband. Gulddekorerade ryggar. Marmorerade snitt. Rikt illustrerade med helsidesplanscher, gravyrer och litografier varav många kolorerade. Första årgången 1852;(4),289 s. + 36 pl. Andra årgången 1853;(3),308 s. + 36 pl. Tredje årgången 1854;(4),288 s. + 73 pl. varav 2 dubbla samt en utvikbar gränskolorerad karta över Svarta havet och trakten däromkring. Fjärde årgången 1860;(4),316 s. + 39 pl. Femte årgången 1861;(4),328 s. + 38 pl. Sjätte årgången 1862;(4),288 s. + 36 pl. Ett par korta revor i nederkant på sid. 243/244 vol. i 3. Liten reva i kanten s. 153/154 och liten pappersförlust i övre marginalen s. 163-166 i vol. 5. Första planschen i vol. 5 lagerfläckad. S. 241/244 med pappersfölust nedre hörnspets. Porträtten på Mozart och Cuvier lätt brunfläckade. Något nötta ryggar. Nötta pärmhörn. Sista delen med något bågnade pärmar. Namnteckning Joh. Alex. Roy. Exlibris Gustaf Berndtsson. 27 x 22,5 cm.*Lundstedt I:288. Allt som utkom. De kolorerade planscherna avbildar bl.a. fåglar, fiskar, insekter, växter, jaktscener och folkdräkter. Stålsticken bl.a. porträtt, stadsvyer och exotiska motiv.[#1323]

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        The Emigrant in Australia or Gleanings from the Gold Field

      London,: Addey and Co., 1852.. Octavo, four plates and four coloured folding maps, includes all advertisements called for by Ferguson; very good, original yellow printed wrappers, front wrapper detached but here protected by mylar sleeve. A lovely copy of this anonymously printed emigrant's guide to the Australian Gold Fields in the original printed wrappers.The text contains practical advice on emigration to Australia, detailed chapters on the goldfields of both NSW and Victoria and on gold deposits and washing. A particularly attractive aspect of this work is that the four plates are after drawings taken on the spot by John Skinner Prout (1805-1876), well-known for his beautiful lithographs of Australian scenery and emigrant life. The four illustrations of life on the gold fields included here are charming depictions of diggers at work in picturesque Australian landscapes, with views of Ophir, the Blue Mountains, Summerhill Creek and Mount Alexander. Prout soon after published A Magical Trip to the Gold Regions (1853).The copy includes the pages of advertisements noted by Ferguson, which are full of notices befitting the emigrant and the prospective digger alike: many are for utilitarian items like tents and gold digging equipment, while others advertise shipping lines or banks. The work also includes four folding maps, three detailing New South Wales, and one Victoria. Ferguson only knew four copies of this work, including one in his own collection.The fragile front wrapper of this copy has become detached, but is here protected and retained by the mylar sleeve.Ferguson, 6374.

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        The Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co, London 1852 - Brown embossed cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine. All edges gilt. 368 pp plus 16 pages of ads in rear. 12 engravings by Harvey. Editied by Agnes Strickland. Some wear to gilt, hinges expertly repaired. Ink inscription dated 1854 to front endpaper. Some minor foxing to prelims. A very sharp copy of the true 1st of this Canadian classic in original cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Grafen-Haeuser der Gegenwart. In Heraldischer, historischer und genealogischer Beziehung

      Leipzig, Weigel 1852 -1854. 23 cm. 3 Bände. 7, (1), 503, (1); 10, 741, (3); 7, (1), 503, (1) Seiten mit mehr als 700 kolorierten Wappen-Holzstichen. Dunkelblaue Kalblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, vergoldeten Steh- und Innenkanten und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Dimpfel 10 - Heydenreich, Handb. II, 335 - Zischka 58 - Vorzugsausgabe mit sorgfältig kolorierten Wappen und in einem dekorativen Einband: Der Vorderdeckel enthält als Mittelstück den Titel in Eichenlaubkranz, umringt von 19 Wappen deutscher Staaten. Der hintere Deckel mit Krone in Eichenlaubkranz. Beide Deckel mit ornamentalen Bordüren mit Kronen als Eckstücke. Exlibris, im Text vereinzelt farbige Unterstreichungen, sonst schön -

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        [Op. 101]. Minnespiel aus F. Rückert's Liebesfrühling [Subtitle]: für eine und mehrere Singstimmen (Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte... No. 1[-8]

      Leipzig: F. Whistling [PNs] 670-678. [1852]. Folio. [1] (title printed within decorative border), [2] (blank), [3] ("Inhalt"), 4-47 pp. Engraved. With publisher's small blindstamp to first three leaves. & & Disbound. Very slightly worn; occasional light foxing. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 221. McCorkle p. 440. Hirsch Leipzig catalogue p. 36. Hoboken 15, 174. & & "Rather more ambitious [than Op. 29] is the Minnespiel, Op. 101 (1849)... which contains four solos, two duets and two quartets. There are some attractive things in this collection. In the duet Ich bin dein Baum ('I am your tree') the alto and bass voices are given independent flowing lines, which are characterized by dramatic seventh and octave leaps. Chromatic harmonies are features of two of the solo songs - Liebster, dein Worte stehlen for soprano and O Freund... for alto. The latter song is especially fine, with accented passing notes used in the accompaniment in a wholly individual manner." Walker, ed.: Robert Schumann, p. 368.

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        Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending 1851. (with Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... 1851)

      Washington: Robert Armstrong, Printer,, 1852. first edition, 2 volumes, Annual Report ... 559, [1], v (index), [1], [1] (errata) pp.; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, SED 3 + Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... [2] (list of plates), 58 folding maps and charts; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, HED 26; both volumes need recasing or rebinding, text volume has occasional age staining but well sewn and entirely readable, atlas volume has general age toning with corner damp stain hitting early maps, some maps have short margin tears with no loss, several worn at folds with minor loss and a few broken in half. Photos available upon request.

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        Indiana: in relation to its geography, statistics, institutions, county topography, etc., with a "reference index" to Colton's maps of Indiana. Compiled from official and other authentic sources

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1852. 126, 18pp. Publisher's ads in the rear. Large engraved folding map, full contemporary hand-colouring, printed on two sheets joined (sheet size: approx. 43 x 32 inches). Publisher's green cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt. First edition of Fisher's guide to Indiana, complete with its large folding map, separately issued and found in few copies. The work is an early guide to the state, which, as the prefatory Advertisement explains, was intended to accompany Colton's separately-issued map. Titled "Colton's Map of the State of Indiana compiled from the United States Surveys & other Authentic Sources, Exhibiting Sections, Fractional Sections, Railroads, Canals, &c.", the map was issued in three formats, each detailed in the guide: as a 6-sheet wall map measuring 68 x 48 inches, as a two-sheet map measuring 43 x 32 inches (as here), and as a small single sheet reduction. Interestingly, Colton's advertisements in the rear of the guide describe each of these versions, and announce the two-sheet version as "in progress." This accounts for copies of the guide rarely being found with the map, as the two appear to have been issued separately. Howes F152a; Sabin 24489; Eberstadt 138:319.

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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York, with Parts of the Adjoining States and Canada

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1852. Folding pocket map, full period hand- colouring, ornamental border. Census table in the top left. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. (Short separations). 25 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches. Decorative mid-19th century pocket map of New York State. The map depicts the entire state, with all counties identified, as well as the northeast quarter of Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut, western Massachusetts and nearly all of Vermont. Many towns are identified, as are roads, waterways and railroads.

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        Black Game [From the original Picture in the possession of J.B. Neilson Esqre. Liverpool]

      London: Owen Bailey, 1 March 1852. Engraving, coloured by hand, by W.J. Davey (lower margin shaved with loss to title). 11 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches. 15 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. A fine image of shooting on the moors: a keeper calls back a pointer and a retreiver who are approaching a wounded Blackcock. One from a series of six prints after Ansdell, all dealing with the shooting of various types of game, and all from original pictures owned by J.B. Neilson. Richard Ansdell was born in Liverpool "He was educated at the Bluecoat school, Liverpool, and, although attracted by art in youth, did not devote himself to it with a view to making it his profession till he was twenty-one. While in Liverpool he studied animal life in the country-side. His first appearance in London was in 1840, when two of his pictures, Grouse Shooting and Galloway Farm, were exhibited at the Royal Academy. There followed in 1842 an important historical picture, The Death of Sir William Lambton... His paintings from this time forward were very numerous. His success made it possible for him to travel, and between 1857 and 1860 his subjects were found in Spain. His earlier paintings show traces of Landseer's influence, and there are works of that period produced by Ansdell and Creswick together, the latter supplying the landscape, in which he excelled. His other collaborators were Mr. W. P. Frith, with whom he painted The Keeper's Daughter, and John Phillip, who helped with the Spanish pictures. Ansdell was honoured no less than three times with the Heywood medal, a gift awarded to the best pictures shown at the exhibitions in Manchester. In 1855 he received a gold medal at the Great Exhibition in Paris, the pictures which won it being The Wolf Slayer and Taming the Drove. He was elected A.R.A. in 1861, and R.A. in 1870. He exhibited in London galleries, mostly at the Royal Academy, as many as 181 works." (DNB). Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.42

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1852

      New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1852. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 504 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 12 diagrams and lithographed views. Full red leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Minor scuffs and cracks to spine. Scattered foxing throughout, occasional offsetting, some staining and tears to maps. Some illustrations loose. Overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Josiah W. Brown, Esq. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1852. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include Castle Garden, New York with Governor's Island and Murray Street. Maps include the City of New York (1852), Van der Donck's Map of New Netherlands with a view of New Amsterdam (1656), New York in 1695, Longworth's map of 1808 and a Map of the City of New York "shewing the original high water line and the location of the different Farms and Estates". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Pierce. 8vo, publisher’s original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Housed in a fine morocco backed folding case. [4] ads, 144 pp. A well preserved and fresh copy with a small abrasion to the head of the spine, housed in a 1/4 red morocco clamshell box. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH OF THIS HAWTHORNE SCARCITY, and one of only two American presidential political biographies written by men of letters. Hawthorne was a college classmate and friend of Pierce's, and he wrote this during the presidential campaign of 1852. While professing objectivity, Hawthorne considered the work "a political biography, and as a representation of the principles and acts of a public man, intended to operate upon the minds of multitudes, during a presidential canvass.

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        A Memorial of Sa-Sa-Na, The Mohawk Maiden

      Hamilton, Ontario: Waldron & Baker, 1852 28 p. 22 cm. Paper covers. A few light spots within. A tribute to a young Canadian Mohawk singer, Sa-Sa-Na Loft, who was killed in a railway accident at Deposit, New York at the early age of 21. She and her siblings were touring the U.S. to raise funds to educate Mohawks at home. The citizens of nearby Owego had been so touched by the young girl's performance two days earlier that they persuaded her family to let her be buried in their village. This booklet contains the obituary notice written by Judge Charles Avery, sponsor of the singer's visit, the sermon preached in St. Thomas' Church, Hamilton, Ontario, by S. H. Norton, and a poem by W. H. C. Hosmer. Sabin 41785.

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        The Battle of Waterloo, with those of Ligny and Quatre Bras,

      London: L. Booth,, 1852. described by Eye-witnesses and by the Series of Official Accounts published by Authority. To which are added Memoirs of F.M. The Duke of Wellington, F.M. Prince Blücher, the Emperor Napoleon, etc., etc. Octavo (214 × 135 mm) Contemporary cherry red calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, black morocco title label and ownership strip, narrow bands with broken gilt roll, compartments framed with double gilt rules, Roman helmet centre-tool, double fillet panels to the boards, octofoil tools at the corner, enclosing single wavy rolled panel in blind, marbled edges and endpapers, double rule in blind to the turn-ins. Lithographic double portrait frontispiece, medallic vignette to the title page, double-page facsimile note, large folding two-part panorama of the battlefield, folding plate of the "Present State" of the field, 34 etched plates, 7 hand-coloured maps on 3 folding sheets, bound without the large Waterloo map. A little rubbed, bumped at the corners, light browning, but overall very good. First published in 1817, this the "Eleventh Edition, Enlarged and Corrected". This copy with a splendid provenance, inscribed on verso of the front free endpaper and first blank; "Will. F Blair of Blair, April 1853. A Present from General Sir Thomas Brisbane of Brisbane, Bart., G.C.B., &c. Sir T. Brisbane was a great personal friend of my Father's. He left me Trustee & Guardian of his Heir. Lady Brisbane gave me his sword which he wore at the Battle of Toulouse where he commanded a division and was severely wounded." Brisbane missed the Battle of Waterloo as he was in Canada commanding a brigade "during General Sir George Prevost's abortive attack on the American stronghold of Plattsburgh, on Lake Champlain" (ODNB). In 1820 "on the duke of Wellington's advice, Brisbane was appointed governor of New South Wales and the dependent territory of Van Diemen's Land." Blair has further annotated the text at the plate of the wounding of Sir Frederic Ponsonby, "I have heard Genl. Sir Fred. Ponsonby whilst Govr. of Malta tell this story often the same as written here. He could not use either arm well although he used to play at Cricket with us. W.F. Blair." William Fordyce Blair of Blair served in the Royal Navy between 1820 and 1840 rising to the rank of Commander. He saw action in the Mediterranean; in Asia in the Burma War and "against Malay pirates"; at the blockade of Navarino; and with the French army at the taking of Morea Castle and Algiers. Brisbane's sword is still at Blair House. "The fully expanded version of 'The Battle of Waterloo' published by Booth and often listed under his name. The earlier editions were simply a vehicle for carrying the official accounts of the battle. To these were added as the years went by 'an account … by a near observer', 'other circumstantial details', 'biographical notes', and finally a suite of plates by George Jones." Sandler's copy lacked two plates.

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        Atlantic and Transatlantic Sketches, Afloat and Ashore

      Lon., 1852.. This British naval officer traveled through America in 1850 and 1851.  He gives good descriptions of Boston, New York (Brooklyn), and Washington, with chapters devoted to the dockyards in each place. Then to the midwest - Chicago, ?Milwakie? and Green Bay - and surprisingly, ?I discovered that we were approaching the famed Mormon settlement at Beaver island.? This occasions an eleven page discussion of Mormons and Mormonism, before he moves on to a ?sporting excursion.? In the second volume he talks about American fisheries, then follows with a meditation on Captain Kidd, and what he thinks will be a successful discovery of Kidd?s treasure buried along the Hudson River. Finally, his ?Miscellaneous Narratives? primarily having to do with his adventures in the Royal Navy. A fascinating and little-known piece of Americana. First edition. Sabin 43461. Two vols. bound in antique style half calf with raised bands over marbled boards. VG

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